Shourov takes us back to a Test match between Australia and India in 1992, a game he had to follow via the radio from a flat in Kolkata. Australia had just gone through a moment of political drama, a precocious kid called Tendulkar hit a century, and another kid with a blonde mop made his debut as a leg spinner - the great Shane Warne (though he was outbowled in this match by India's debutant Subroto Banerjee, who never played a Test again). Despite his poor figures, there was something about Warne that marked him out. The boys muse over the indefinable "je ne sais quoi" that makes for a memorable first impression.
Today's game - Australia vs India, January 2-6, 1992, Sydney